Press Release
April 14, 2022
OECS declares support for Saudi Arabia hosting World Expo 2030

The Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have declared their support and endorsement for the bid by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host the World Expo 2030 under the theme ‘’The Era of Change: Leading the Planet to a Foresighted Tomorrow.’’

The World Expo has increasingly become a major global opportunity for international co-operation, for showcasing scientific/technological innovation, and for displaying the diversity of cultures, languages and accomplishments of the human family, the OECS said in a release. World Expo has become a platform for expressing the highest aspirations of humanity’s conception of its future.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched its bid to host the World Expo 2030 in October 2021. In the bid letter, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman stated,
“We live in an era of change, and we face an unprecedented need for humanity’s collective action. It is clear that the whole world, as a collective, needs to work together to foresee the future and address, with its brightest minds, the challenges and opportunities that emanate from this change.”

He continued, ‘’The World Expo 2030 will represent an extraordinary opportunity to share with the world our lessons from this unprecedented transformation.”

The OECS is confident that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has sufficient capabilities to present a distinguished edition and experience of the world expo consistent with the highest standards of innovation and the finest expressions of hospitality, the OECS release ended.